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Festival Starts in 9 Days!


Food workshops and tasting events, historical and cross-cultural explorations, fitness fairs and health workshops, programs on dance and disability, original plays and poetry readings ... so many ideas and experiences to take in during the 2011 festival. Check out these topics:


Being Fit in Body, Mind, and Spirit
Being Fit in Body, Mind and Spirit


Find more topics here and plot your festival plan.


Idea-Makers in Indy


Meta Chaya Hirschl
Meta Chaya Hirschl

Experts and entertainers from near and far will be in Indy to explore The Body during the Spirit & Place Festival. See the Blue Monkey Side ShowButler University Chamber Dance Ensemble, Virginia Caine, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Dr. Richard Gunderman, Lou Harry, Meta Chaya Hirschl, Dennis Sasso, Michael Saahir, Sara Snow, Lyle Tuttle, John Waters, and many more! 


Find a complete list of presenters here; click Advanced Search and select presenters.


Cultural District Photo Essays


Local photographers will create photo essays of Indy's cultural districts showcasing the style of the people and the place. See the essays and vote for your favorite at Dressing Indianapolis at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photographers include Dauss Miller, Rebecca Shehorn, Brian Logan, Larry Endicott, Sandra Jarvis, and Mallory Talty.


Body Stories


Nick ReichNick Reich, former basketball coach of the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and Director of Youth Services at Goodwill Industries; Wayne Zink, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate; and David Hochoy, artistic director of Dance Kaleidoscope, along with other community voices, can be heard telling their own "body" story during All Things Considered on WFYI 90.1 starting this week.


Special thanks to WFYI for partnering with us on this project! And be sure to check out their Spirit & Place event, Spirited Chase: Bodies of Change.


Thanks to our Financial Partners


The Spirit & Place Festival extends heartfelt thanks to our major financial partners:  Lilly Endowment Inc.; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust; Marian University; BohlsenPR; IUPUI; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate; The Polis Center; and University of Indianapolis. Their support, combined with dozens of other individuals, congregations, foundations, and corporations, makes the festival a reality for our community.



Spirit & Place Festival 2011  

Body Blurbs

Public Conversation

Signature Series

Body Blurbs


Festival program seeks artwork by youth. Cash prizes available.
More info.

Samaritan's Feet - Shoe Drive

Indy Talks 

Lilly Endowment, Inc.Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust

Marian University Bohlsen PR IUPUI  
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate The Polis Center at IUPUI University of Indianapolis


IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIIU School of Medicine, IUPUI 

North United Methodist Church Wishard Christian Theological Seminary


Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Franklin College Hilton Indianapolis Baker & Daniels


Indiana Humanities  IU School of Dentistry, IUPUI Second Presbyterian ChurchSt. Pauls  
Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis Museum of Art Butler University Harrison Center for the Arts    
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